A very special thank you to @kaezmum for taking care of me again when it comes to gathering up a few bits and a super cute traveller’s notebook for me to take on my trip to Barbados!! Not planning anything too fancy for the book, it’s just me travelling and meeting up with some family so mostly planning to use it just as an adorable little journal 🙂 That being said, who can resist embellishing it up a bit??? Going to add some cutesy bits, some papers to a few pages and take my fun pens/markers and washi 🙂
I have some fun papers that I’ve gathered over the past winter in preparation for scrapbooking our trip to California this past March (and Jenn gave me stuff then too, that I’m still picking away at – I haven’t finished my Cali notebook yet, but will!!!) so I have lots of fun palm trees and goodies to add to it 🙂
What are you scrapbooking this days? I had told myself I’d get back at my UK album after I came home from my weekend away in Canmore in the spring, and that just didn’t happen. Between a million things going on, finishing up some card projects for church, teacher gifts for June, starting a learn to run program and now summer planning, there just hasn’t been the time to make my space a scrapbooking mess 🙂 But it will be….
I know I haven’t posted in a while, and had planned to do a separate post to explain why but really no need, here’s the scoop: it’s pretty much because I’m pulling back from my planning for classes, etc. I think I have told most that I’ve decided to pull back this year from offering classes, I will still be selling, but no longer keeping my website for shopping either (it’s just not paying for itself). I have made a goal to devote this school year to being all about my projects and what I want to get done for me 🙂 I sometimes can’t believe I’ve been home for a couple of years and still haven’t got many things done in the house (and in the craft room), and probably not in that order, that I would think that I should have. I have had to work hard to learn to say no to volunteering, I am pulling back a bit from being at the school too. It’s a tough balance of wanting to be busy, and being too busy, I’ve always been bad at that. I want to make sure that what I do, I do well 🙂
So I’m planning to continue blogging, to what extent, note quite sure, but I do enjoy using this as an organizing tool to keep track of what and why I did things 🙂 I will do more scrapbooking and posting of what I create for me 🙂
So I hope you are off to a great start to your summer holidays, and will leave you with this:
- take lots of photos! try a photo a day challenge!
- keep souvenirs and moments to add to you scrapbooks
- be sure to journal, in as much detail as you can muster at the time
- take deep breaths and enjoy your surroundings
- smile, even when it rains, it will be snowing before we know it!